This paper proposes an evolutionary algorithm-based energy-saving control strategy to control a highly nonlinear and time-varying active magnetic bearing (AMB) positioning system that considers energy efficiency and control performance simultaneously. Most AMB control schemes use a bias current with a superimposed control current to improve the linearity and dynamic performance of the system. However, the bias current causes power losses even if no electromagnetic force is required. As such, a recurrent wavelet fuzzy neural network with adaptive differential evolution (RWFNN-ADE)-based dynamic bias current control strategy is proposed in this paper so as to minimize the energy consumed by an AMB without altering its positioning performance and robustness. To begin with, this paper analyzes the operation principle of the AMB positioning system with a differential driving mode. Subsequently, the proposed RWFNN-ADE control scheme, in which the control current and bias current are controlled by the RWFNN and ADE, respectively, is introduced in detail. Finally, the experimental results demonstrate the high-accuracy control and significant energy-saving performances of the proposed RWFNN-ADE-controlled AMB positioning system. In the tests corresponding to operation periods of 10 and 50 s, the energy improvements compared to the baseline values were 20.24% and 17.65%, respectively, in nominal cases, and 18.89% and 18.68%, respectively, in parameter variation cases, for the proposed control strategy.
|頁（從 - 到）||942-953|
|期刊||IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems|
|出版狀態||接受/付印 - 2017 四月 25|
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